The rainfall amounts from the Oklahoma Mesonet and the radar estimates from the RFC in Tulsa tell a wonderful story for quite a few folks in the state. This 3-day view shows a widespread area of 1-3 inches fell across the center of the state with a few areas showing even greater amounts.
According to estimates, portions of Okfuskee, Hughes, and McIntosh counties may have received up to 8 inches of rain. Unfortunately it failed to register on a Mesonet gauge so it wasn’t sampled by that network, but spotter reports indicated rainfall amounts of at least 5 inches did indeed fall. The official recording station for Oklahoma City at Will Rogers Airport picked up 1.78 inches, breaking the old record of 1.74 inches for Sept. 27 set in 1973.
Here are the top-10 totals from the Mesonet for this latest event, at least through 7:55am. But remember, these are gauge-measured totals. The radar estimates were higher in some areas.
OKC North 3.19″
El Reno 2.69″
OKC East 1.84″
Now not everybody received rainfall. Parts of the Panhandle and areas in western, northern and especially southeastern Oklahoma went largely without. But the good news is this storm system is still not finished. It is raining in the state as I type, and a large area of rainfall is moving into Oklahoma from the Texas Panhandle.
The HPC 5-day rainfall total forecast still shows 1-2 inches possible across Oklahoma (and yes, they are still mentioning Miriam in their discussions), with the possibility of “a large scale and widespread rain event” appearing likely across Oklahoma and Texas on Friday and Saturday.